Better Buy: Align Technology Inc. vs. Dentsply Sirona Inc.
Better Buy: Align Technology Inc. vs. Dentsply Sirona Inc. Keith Speights, The Motley FoolMotley FoolOctober 14, 2018, 10:37 AM GMT. Align Technology Inc.(NASDAQ: ALGN) is the leader in clear dental aligners and intraoral scanners used by dentists and orthodontists. Dentsply Sirona Inc.(NASDAQ: XRAY) is the largest global manufacturer of professional dental products, including medical instruments, dental implants, and orthodontic appliances. Although Align and Dentsply Sirona serve the same industry, their stocks have gone in different directions so far this year. The simple fact is that demand continues to grow rapidly for Align's Invisalign clear aligners and iTero intraoral scanners. And there are several reasons that's the case. Orthodontic patients like that Invisalign aligners are practically invisible -- a nice change from traditional metal-and-wire braces.